Actually the Veteran trainer sprites of bw are based on Game Feak member Shigeki Morimoto. Also, the Hiker sprites are based on Game Freak member Nishino.
Infact you get to battle these guys in the GF head office at Castelia City, and these sprites used for their in game counter parts.
I can now see why GF hyped the crap out of these games. It's not just 3D or world wide release. This game is nothing but a revolution, with pretty big changes to the gameplay.
Note - I say this by assuming that the pokebeach rumor is true.
Look whats posted on Pokemon.com about Gogoat:
Gogoat is so large that people are able to able to ride on its back. It's very calm, and can form a strong bond with its Trainer's feelings when its Trainer grabs onto its horns.
Riding+Bonding = ??
Oh and apart from the hair and face...
Agreed. I guess that pokebeach rumor is MUCH more believable. It predicted the names correctly. So, what are you guys thinking? Are you going to believe the rest of the rumor?
can't wait to see what pokebeach posts next. He said that he has more info from that guy.
Ahem, sorry to burst your bubble, but, we haven't had even a shred of confirmation of that from official sources :D
Not that it can't happened, but, let's be realistic here, there has been no confirmation of that, other that fan speculation (which is not conformation).
Maybe it's part of a contest thing. Or maybe a race that is held only in Maire city.
It could be a nice side game. There could be ribbons and stuff like poffins for this.
But, disappointed that it's not a hm.